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In news making headlines in the UK today, the Queen has asked Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to return to the UK to attend a Commonwealth Service.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to join the rest of the royal family at Westminster Abbey on March 9. They are expected to arrive in the UK with Archie, who will be 10-months-old.

Commonwealth Day is an annual celebration held on the second Monday of March.

It is attended by heads of government and representatives of 53 countries and 2.4 billion citizens of the Commonwealth.

This year, the ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey on March 9 at 3pm.

The Mirror reports: “If Meghan and Harry attend the service, this will be their final round of official engagements before returning back to their new base in Canada.

“The couple attended the Commonwealth Service last year when Meghan was heavily pregnant with Archie.

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“Their return to the UK comes after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their plans to step back from their senior roles in the royal family and become ‘financially independent’,” the report added.

“They have since moved to a £10.5million mansion on Vancouver Island, Canada.

“Last week, Meghan and Harry attended a summit sponsored by JP Morgan in Florida.

:In Miami, Harry spoke to an audience of bankers and celebrities about dealing with the death of his mother and his decision to give up his role in the royal family.

“Meghan spoke about her love for her husband.

The Sunday Times reported the Queen was “unfazed” by the couple’s new life.

She has reportedly told friends: “If that’s what they want, if they want to go, we must let them go.”

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